February 20, 2018 05:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department says it is moving quickly with its review of "bump stock" devices after President Donald Trump directed the agency to propose regulations banning them.
The devices allow semi-automatic rifles to fire faster and were used in last year's Las Vegas massacre.
The Justice Department in December announced it was reviewing whether bump stocks are prohibited under federal law banning fully automatic weapons. The department said Tuesday it "understands this is a priority for the president and has acted quickly to move through the rulemaking process."
A public comment period for the review closed last month.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he's signed a memo directing the Justice Department to propose regulations to "ban all devices" like bump stocks used in last year's Las Vegas massacre.
The president is making the announcement to curb the use of the rapid-fire devices during a ceremony recognizing bravery by the nation's public safety officers.
Updated: February 20, 2018 05:01 PM
Created: February 20, 2018 04:05 PM
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